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Journal
2008 | 18 | 1 | 92-99
Article title

PRAGMATIST CONCEPTION OF PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRACY. 1

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The paper considers the issue of participatory democracy which has recently got high in the European integration agenda. In the history of ideas, however, it has been a controversial as well as neglected idea associated mostly with Rousseauian and Leftist models of democracy. The autor points to the key features of participatory democracy such as the idea of self-mastery. The philosophical idea of participation lies at the heart of the pragmatist conception of democracy as developed by J. Dewey. Its functioning may be illustrated by the concept of 'democratic normative community'. This conception of participatory democracy as a broad social rather than a narow political phenomenon provides the framework that makes it both a vital ideal and a creative task for current global as well as local efforts to bring about the sociopolitical change.
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  • Emil Visnovsky, Department of Social and Biological Communication, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Klemensova 19, 813 64 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
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10SKAAAA075826
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bwmeta1.element.5ae79353-0972-3417-aa0a-9f6d65aca44a
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